Mission Statement

The mission of Florida’s Singing Sons Boy choir is to foster the musical knowledge, education and vocal training of its members through performances and community events and to provide the community with a source of pride in the talent and professional achievement of its youth.

Each fall over 3,000 third and fourth-grade boys from area public and private elementary schools are auditioned for membership in the entry-level Training Choir. Up to 125 boys are accepted yearly as new choir members. Each choirboy spends the first year of musical and vocal study in the Training Choir before being tested and advanced to the Residence Choir. After further study and broadened performance experiences, boys are again tested and advanced. Most boys moving to the prestigious Concert Choir are afforded the greatest diversity of performance opportunities and musical experiences.

Support of Florida’s Singing Sons Boychoir comes through public, private, corporate and foundation funding, as well as ticket revenue and a small tuition fee. As we begin this sixth year of the 21st century, we know that providing programs of artistic excellence and musical education for the residents and young men of the South Florida community.

A South Florida Choral Tradition

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The internationally award-winning Florida’s Singing Sons Boychoir was founded in Fort Lauderdale in 1975. The choir consists of boys, ages eight through fourteen. Selected from the South Florida community by audition, these boys are then rigorously prepared through a multi-level music education program for participation in one of the three choirs, the Training Choir, the Residence Choir, and the Concert Choir.

The Boychoir performs a wide variety of choral literature. From Gregorian Chant to Broadway favorites, concerts include secular and sacred choral classics as well as selections from opera, operetta, folk music, and musical theater. Members of the choir have appeared with the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, the New World Symphony, the Sinfonia Virtuosi of Florida, the Gold Coast Opera, the Imperial Symphony and with stage luminaries Liza Minnelli, Judy Collins, Lee Greenwood, and the late Audrey Hepburn and Bob Hope.dition, these boys are then rigorously prepared through a multi-level music education program for participation in one of the three choirs, the Training Choir, the Residence Choir, and the Concert Choir.

Other choral activities by the Boychoir include international and national concert tours, arts in education concerts for the Broward County public schools through the SEAS Program (Student Enrichment in the Arts and Sciences), community outreach concerts, performances for local and national conventions, commercials for radio and television, radio broadcasts on WTMI, and television broadcasts on WPBT, South Florida’s Public television station.

Each fall over 3,000 third and fourth-grade boys from area public and private elementary schools are auditioned for membership in the entry-level Training Choir. Up to 125 boys are accepted yearly as new choir members. Each choirboy spends the first year of musical and vocal study in the Training Choir before being tested and advanced to the Residence Choir. After further study and broadened performance experiences, boys are again tested and advanced. Most boys moving to the prestigious Concert Choir are afforded the greatest diversity of performance opportunities and musical experiences.

Support of Florida’s Singing Sons Boy choir comes through public, private, corporate and foundation funding, as well as ticket revenue and a small tuition fee. As we begin this sixth year of the 21st century, we know that providing programs of artistic excellence and musical education for the residents and young men of the South Florida community.